A-maz-ing Chocolate Frosting

IMG_2179 (575x383)A close second to my search for the best chocolate cake recipe in the world is the one for the best yellow cake.  A go-to yellow cake is a must in every baker’s repertoire.

I have found a strong contender for the best ever yellow cake (coming soon).  To my surprise and delight, as an unexpected bonus, I found an absolutely a-MAZ-ing chocolate frosting to go along with it!

This frosting really rang my chimes with its decadent texture—I had to force myself to stop taking spoonfuls from the bowl before I frosted the cake.  It is luxuriously creamy with a fabulous chocolate flavor, and it just glides onto the cake.  The recipe indicated that you could use either milk or semisweet chocolate.  I opted for the semisweet and was really happy with the level of chocolate flavor.  I imagine you could also use bittersweet chocolate for an even more intense flavor.  I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these options.

I think it’s going to be a long time before I’m tempted to try another chocolate frosting recipe!

One year ago:  Ricotta Pie

Two years ago:  Homemade Taco Seasoning

Three years ago:  Chili-glazed Salmon with Sriracha Sauce

Four years ago:  Italian Sesame Seed Cookies

A-maz-ing Chocolate Frosting

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Ingredients

  • 20 tbl. (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. milk or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly (I used semisweet.)

Directions

In a food processor, process the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powdered, and salt until smooth, about 30 seconds, stopping once to scrape the sides of the bowl.  Add the corn syrup and vanilla and process until just combined, 5 to 10 seconds.  Scrape the sides of bowl; then add the melted chocolate and pulse until smooth and creamy, 10 to 15 seconds.

IMG_2174 (575x369)IMG_2182 (575x383)Source:   A recipe from The Brown Eyed Baker

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